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Published 1901


A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès
Writers: Georges Méliès (adaptation), Charles Perrault (fairy tale)
Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy and Bleuette Bernon

Lord Bluebeard is looking for a woman to become his eighth wife, as his first seven wives have all passed away. Many noble families bring their daughters to meet him, but none of the young women want to marry him. Bluebeard's great wealth, however, persuades one father to give his daughter's hand to him. She reluctantly marries him, and after a lavish wedding feast she begins her new life in his castle. One day as Bluebeard is going away on a journey, he warns his wife never to go into a certain room. When her curiosity finally gets the best of her, she realizes that she has placed herself in great danger. Written by Snow Leopard @ iMDB

Country: France
Production Co: Star-Film

Release Dates:
France 1901
USA 3 May 1902

Also Known As (AKA)
Barbe-bleue France (original title)
Bluebeard USA
Kékszakáll Hungary


Run time 10 minutes 20 seconds
Producer Georges Méliès
Production Company Star Films
Sponsor Gen X
Audio/Visual silent, black and white

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TECH SPECS
Film length (metres)
213.36 m
Cinematographic process
Spherical
Printed film format
35 mm

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